Sunday, 14 December 2014

Blog moving

We have so many connections between Scotland and Norway that it is really difficult to separate the two.

Our travels out of Scotland usually include Norway in some way.  Either Norway is our destination or it is as closely connected with our destinations as is Scotland.

Please, if you wish to continue following our teams,  visit Totally Scotland.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Looking forward to 2015.

It's that time of year in 2014.  The schedules are being confirmed and booked for 2015.  I know it  sounds crazy but,  if it goes to plan, we'll need to start making travel bookings in December !

Provisional information

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Returned Home

After docking in Liverpool yesterday morning,  we split up and took trains north-  to Glasgow and to Edinburgh.   The storm seemed to have moved to Rannoch Moor- as I found out while driving across, and finally arrived home last night.

The cruise on MV Funchal was very good-  and I'll post the photographs once they are downloaded edited.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Isle of Man

MV Funchal taking shelter from the storm at Douglas, Isle of Man. Hoping to dock in Liverpool tomorrow once the storm subsides.

Captain requested that passengers sat down during last turn into shelter; What do some passengers not understand about the phrase 'sit down' ??? as crew were stationed throughout the public areas to lend assistance if required

Crew are fantastic, really helpful.

The chefs cooked a full lunch, served in the restaurant, all on an unplanned basis.

Port of Liverpool closed to us (and all others?) and the most ferries are off.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Bergen, last Norwegian port this cruise.

Superb scenery last night and again this morning.  We're now moored in Bergen,  some passengers spending kroner in the souvenir shops while others are on excursions.

This cruise has been so lucky-  northern lights, clear skies and snow.  Norway winter at it's very best.

Sailing for home this afternoon so no more blog posts until all the photographs are edited in about 2 weeks time.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Åndalsnes arrival.

Out on deck for our arrival in Åndalsnes this morning- at first light.  It was beautiful and very cold as the mountains became visible.

After last night's aurora,  the colours this morning added to the Norwegian experience for the few passengers who had ventured on to the open deck.

The shops seemed busy with passengers starting to but souvenirs and presents to take home.  Now for lunch,  perhaps another trip ashore and then settling down on the aft deck to watch the scenery as we sail from Åndalsnes this evening.

Thursday, 16 October 2014


Beautiful morning with the west coast islands as silhouettes against the sunrise. Sailing south towards Åndalsnes.

Full day of interesting activities ahead.